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CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 10:00am EST
there is a significant change occurring on the energy landscape. the operation in america has experienced only a modest incremental change over the last decades yet in recent years the development of new technology is bringing much more rapid change to the system that can't be disruptive. i think embracing these changes will allow a much more efficient utilization of energy resources. the challenge before us is to enable the system to be more efficient through the utilization of technology and foster the development of a diverse set of competitive energy resources while at the same time and sure we have the power and reasonable rates for consumers. as a result of the technology we are experiencing a supply of natural gas and resulting gas prices at the lowest since 2002. this is changing the economics of electric generation resulting the retirement of older and less efficient units and most recently some nuclear plants. the generation being built is primarily combined gas plants, wind and solar generation. this appears likely to continue. driven by a significant degree the eco
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 8:00am EST
implementation of dodd-frank financial regulations. at 9:30 eastern the house energy and commerce committee hears from members of the federal energy regulatory commission. and later at 1:15 eastern, senator patrick leahy delivers remarks on civil liberties and national security. >>> unemployment insurance benefits are set to expire on december 28th. today, the democratic steering committee holds a hearing on what that would mean for close to 1.3 million people. you can see it live at 10:30 a.m. eastern on c-span3. >> friday on c-span, "washington journal" looks at the mission and role of the national institutes of health. starting live at 7:30 eastern with director francis collins on their medical research priorities, future projects and the impact of sequestration. at 8, allergy and infectious diseases director anthony fauci followed at 8:30 by eric green, director of the national human genome research institute. at 9, national cancer institute director harold very mis, and at 9:30, director thomas insole, all with your calls and comments live on c-span. >> as you walk in, there
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 8:00am EST
the way the changing landscape of energy in america, with this low price natural gas we see a transformation from coal to natural gas. .. >> they have an overcapacity of electricity this europe, and as a result, they have a very low wholesale prices, which is good. but their residential rates and their manufacturing rates are the highest in the world because of renewable surcharges. and so what's happening over there is they're trying to make this transition too quickly, in my view, and that's what people are trying to do in america as well. but what's happening over there is that the utilities, the base load utilities have lost like $800 million in market valuation over the last 15 months or so. and so as you go to renewables and you try to, you have to place more emphasis on distribution at the local levels, there's not enough capital this in the utility industry -- in the utility industry there to meet those needs. and so they have a real conflict in europe right now. and interestingly enough, they've mothballed 30 gigawatts of plants producing electricity from natural gas
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm EST
energy and commerce subcommittee on energy and power held a hearing yesterday on the federal energy regulatory commission's role and authority. acting chairman cheryl lafleur is set to testify a long with the commission's three commissioners. this hearing lasted a little over two hours. >> i would like to call hearing to order this morning. we are going to be evaluating the role of ferc and a changing energy landscape, and i'm delighted that the commissioners at ferc are with us today. we appreciate very much you being here. i certainly initiative would like to congratulate cheryl lafleur who has been appointed the acting director of ferc, and i enjoyed our meeting yesterday, ms. lafleur, and we look forward to working with you on many issues facing our country as we adjust to this changing landscape that we all are very much involved in. i would say that i think that transcending issue that certainly encompasses everything we're talking about today does relate to the way the changing landscape of energy in america. with this low price natural gas, we see a transformation from coal
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
, with his wonders household energy bills be lower or higher? >> mr. speaker, they would be hire -- [shouting] if we had not -- if we had not taken the action that we have. and i would simply point out to her that her party's economically illiterate policy -- [shouting] -- in fact her energy spokesperson said just two days ago on television, well, you can't control energy prices. they are we have a. you need me to point out that your policy is bad. your energy spokesman has done it for you. >> mr. speaker, he has not answered the question. [shouting] he hasn't answered the question i asked. he hasn't answered the question. >> as always, we will get through however long it takes. members can call themselves sooner rather than later. >> he's dodged and the and after the question i asked. the truth is that the energy bills are not going down. they are going up. and as for the measures, as for the measures, the 50 pounds they talked about is not enough to stop a build from rising. but of the 50 pounds can you tell us exactly how much will come from the profit of the energy giants? >>
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 4:45pm EST
devote a lot of energy to reporting on david ms. h. was that a design as well year? >> you know, david ms. cabbages the brigham young of scientology often times you have a religious entrepreneurially juices met who created more minutes than. many new religions are created, but they don't survive after the death of the charismatic leader because there's no person to follow a period david miscarriage save scientology. they saved it from the mistakes hubbard made. 1993 -day-old billion dollars for at the time. at the time, we at $129 million. they've decided we have to get our tax exemption. saturday go about it? been launched 2400 lawsuit against the irs and individual agents. they hired private detectives to go around to conferences where they trail people and find out who's drinking too much, who was sleeping around to publish articles in the magazines about this and pass them the steps of 1111 constitution avenue, which is headquarters of the irs. they intimidated the irs. now whatever the merits of their case, those were the facts that surrounded their getting a tax exemption.
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 1:10pm EST
by beating the energy object to broadcast what message the standing reality of american genius. [laughter] i am not stunned by american genius. [laughter] sometimes i am but as the conception of literature proves to be only marginally experimental those working with some of literary artifacts that efforts were a magic and to add to a knowledge saddled with ugly names like history or sociology in anthropology and cultural studies. waldegrave remained -- littery remained fall old novels i continued to assume that literary studies is from dole's rejection and exception. american literature of an 18th-century projects most still known as emily dickinson with the possible exception of frederick douglass and beneath the american renaissance to say though lyons share of the wrist and religious writings off sensationalist journalism remains today under examined by scholars of american literature. one of the discouraging reality is is the general lack of proper funding for those perfectly prepared with consumption of the ill-defined bracketed becomes difficult for them to devote themsel
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
, abundant, and renewable, and carbon neutral source of heat energy. perpetually perplex by the epa's as if nation with regulating this form of heat. since its primarily a rule form of heat. we believe that one size fits all rule that comes from washington, d.c., from bureaucrats who have never experienced the warmth of the heat that comes from wood or maybe even the exercise of collecting it themselves. really weren't qualified to regulate our source of energy. especially when they're taking away our other sources of new jersey. let me read for you from the epa's website on the new rules that are being proposed. or maybe this is preproproposal but certainly from your website. quote, epa is revising the new source performance standards for new residential wood heaters. i'll skip some. -- wood heating appliances wood heaters, stoves, high dronnic heaters. the list goes on. it finishes with this. these standards apply only to new residential wood hearts and not to existing residential wood heating appliances. >> right. >> is that your impression the rules would apply to heaters? >> that's
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
aspects of industry are taken into account in order to ensure current and future energy demand variable to be met. it's my understanding ferc is in the process of a holistic fashion in the set of markets in which it regulates. i appreciate the commission taking on this effort, but i have a few concerns are the cutest is to determine where the effort may lead than whether it may be unnecessarily limited. chairman lafleur, what will they do what information is currently gathering in this proceeding? >> on the capacity markets, that is very much a work in progress going on right now. i think potentially an illustrative example is what we've done on gas electric, where we looked at a large number of comments from around the country and said, here is a large set of thing that have to be handled regionally continued to tear with each region of the country. but here's a couple cut across issues we may look at across more than one region and that may well be the future capacity market. i want to read the comments intact to my colleagues. >> have you discussed the possibility to include
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 5:00pm EST
, well into this 60s when he was running, so did not have the energy of richard nixon in 1960, or obama running in 2008 and so on. >> and mrs. eisenhower, a lot has been written about your parents' relationship with the eisenhowers. how do you describe it? >> i think that one of the things i enjoyed doing when i was working on the project of eisenhower's retirement years, was to look at that relationship and to think about it more, and i'm amazed that eisenhower and nixon got along as well as they did. you have two presidents, rumbling around together. a president is going to be someone who is very driven, as an agenda, device eighten hour, and richard nixon as 39 becomes his vice president, who already is showing signs he is on his way. so the fact they got along as well as they did is a testament to self things, but i think eisenhower should be praised because eisenhower made the vice-presidency significant. the sent my parents to 53 nations around the world as goodwill ambassadors. they were the vietnam in 1953, 53 nations, because he believed in person to person diplomacy, and my fa
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
-span2, a house energy subcommittee hearing a natural gas drilling. the committee will look at how the industry is regulated, how it affects electricity rates, and environmental issues. and in the afternoon, a senate judiciary committee, patrick leahy speak at the second annual conference. he'll talk about balancing national security and civil liberty. that starts at 1:15 eastern also on c-span2. >> the government is doing this and obamacare is terrible. and so those were the guys i wanted to talk to. they were quites with the leaflet. the ideas. so i said to them, you know, is your stuff? they said who are you? i said actually i'm a academic. i'm a researcher and doing research on these organizations. these ideas and trying to understand the guys about it. and i studied men who believe this stuff. and they, you know, a punch of them looked at me suspiciously and said asked me questions. and i just said, look, here is what i am. you know, i don't get. so but here is my job. i want to understand how you guys see the world. you will not convince me and i will not convince you. it's off t
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 2:00am EST
time, i've spent a lot of time on it. some of my -- it takes a lot of our energy. >> ms. baker? >> i've been flooded with questions and phone calls over the last year with my clients. just, you know, there's just a lot of confusion, wondering if, you know, they have to start providing the health insurance. when would it be mandated, what do they have to do. i guess i've not tracked the time specifically, but it has definitely been a burden on my practice to try to answer all the questions that are out there. >> and the cost and all those hours are born by your business and therefore that's not making you any money. >> absolutely. >> thank you very much for your testimony. >> we do have time for another question or two. at this point i'll yield five minutes to representative hahn. >> thank you, mr. chairman. ranking member velazquez for holding this hearing. you know, it would be nice to hold these hearings with the thought that if we did hear some unintended consequences that impact our small business, that we had the belief that our friends on the other side would actually lik
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 12:15am EST
he liked taking cold showers in the morning to which ronald reagan during the whole energy crisis, ronald reagan's only comment was, a man who will tell you he enjoys taking a cold shower will lie about anything. [laughter] but guess what? you laugh, right? that's the idea. all these conservatives say reagan, reagan. guess what? year was the genus of ronald reagan. he was conservative but he was moderate temperamentally. he was a hero to the right and he was friends with tip o'neill and yes he was friends with tip o'neill. tip o'neill sunset the only thing ronald reagan and tip o'neal hated more than each other's philosophy was getting nothing done in washington. they had a hard and fast rule. we are going to fight like hell all day and then at six at likely become friends. they were church or their word. ronald reagan used that not just for his advantage but for the country's advantage. nearly 241 marines were killed in beirut on that terrible sunday back in the early 1980s. all the democrats were called together by tip o'neill. richard reeves writes about this in his book and i
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm EST
growth, energy transportation and environment. administrator mccarthy received a bachelor virge degrees social anthropology from university of massachusetts and a masters of science and environmental health, engineering and planning are the tests university. at this time, i yield to the gentleman from connecticut for additional comments. >> thank you, chairman smith and ranking member johnson for holding today's hearing on the environmental protection agency. i'm very pleased gina mccarthy who served as environmental protection and a system administrator. administrator mccarthy, wonderful to see you again. congratulations on your confirmation. you have an important role and responsibility as head of an agency charged with protect the environment in the public's health. i appreciate all of your hard work to that end and we are very proud of you in connecticut and very pleased to see here today. thank you so much. >> administrator mccarthy, we welcome your testimony. you may proceed. [inaudible conversations] >> i'm so sorry. good morning, chairman and ranking member johnson and t
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
centralized decision-making. you can imagine that the minister of energy brings in revenues and the prime minister who also happened to be in charge of the investment authorities is the guy who invests the funds that are brought in. also, it is her foundation that is in charge of culture activities and universities like georgetown and texas a&m and others to come. she also oversees cultural activities as well. and then you have this for the last couple of months. he is the chief deputy in many ways. the title of the position was deputy. and then you had the ceo overseeing the whole operation and in many ways, if you think about it, decision-making from investments to cultural activities and overseeing the whole operation, those decisions were made by five people. although the precise number may change by one or two, and some of the personalities might change, the fundamentals of the northeast remain concentrated in that includes legitimacy. an example, this is something that they may have had major problems with it that they don't have. so although they might have equal amounts or both or
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 10:30pm EST
interim deal. we have high confidence that the international atomic energy agency can verify every element of that. the more problematic issue will come in the final deal if one is concluded. there you have to do something more difficult. you have to be confident that you don't have a covert program, clandestine program. the iranians don't have a good track record in keeping a covert throw graham covert. they have an enrichment program, an enrichment facility at natanz and a dissident group. they had another covert enrichment program there the holy city of calm western intelligence agencies discovered it and during 2009. it has made the iranians a bit wary of being able to keep a covert program covert and they paid a high price for those. the price they paid was crippling sanctions. their economy isn't any better now. they will be wary of doing this but we will have to insist on some very interested verification measures to be able to give some measure of confidence that they don't have covert facilities going forward. >> what do you think the best deal could be from a practical st
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 5:45pm EST
with our tax code to get people more freedom and prosperity, what we can do to open our own energy supplies not only creating jobs, but the revenue to the federal and state governments to deal with our debt could be extraordinary. there are good ways to solve the social security medicare problem. we don't have to cut benefits for those that paid for them their whole life and are retired but we can offer better and less expensive solutions to younger workers who would choose four o. one k. style plan and a second rather than stay on the same plan they had because there are not many young men americans who believe they are going to get anything from social security. if they are actually offered real savings i think a lot of them would choose it. there are better ideas that don't cost the taxpayer money. good solutions. but we have to have the right messengers running for public office and we've got a chapter on that. now or never talks about picking candidates into doing it in a way that is better than we do now. it's not just about getting a good speech, but it's about people who ha
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 12:30pm EST
military's energy, if that issue's going to be taken up before the end of the year and if it's an important one to you, sir. >> guest: well, the ethanol issue is right now a issue of the epa and the regulation that they're now working on. i don't believe we're going to see congress dealing with that unless somebody finds a way to tack it onto one of the must-pass bills. i don't think that'll happen. with regard to renewable fuels of all kinds, the military has always throughout the history of this country been one of the first implementers of new ideas and new ways of doing things. i recall a conversation that in one of the hearings with the, one of the admirals talking about whether they wanted to use renewable fuels, and he said, hey, listen, we used to use row boats and then sailboats and then steam, by wood and then coal and then nuclear and, by god, we're going to always look for something new to fuel our fleet so we can go where we need to go and not depend upon some country providing us with oil. so i think we're -- it's good. the military's always looking for new ways of doing thing
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 8:00am EST
premises that health care is a right, not a privilege. >> other other issue: energy independence. what did you propose that is different? >> we have to wean off fossil fuels. investing in alternate energy resources while engaging in an all of the above strategy. we are getting to the point where we are exporting natural gas. but we have to have the all above strategy. not drill baby drill. >> who is the next generation of leaders in congress? would you like to be speaker of the house? >> i am focused on what is in front of me and that is doing the best i can for the 23ered congressional district. >> who is the next generation of leaders in the house? on both sides. >> there are a number of members on both sides of the aisle that are building toward positions of leadership but i think probably better to leave that question to others. i know nancy has her list and i was included in and pleased to be asked to be a part of the leadership and serve. so you know, right now, we have to focus on working together and getting things turned around. >> first elected congress in 2004. first c
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
many folk. steven chu was the energy secretary for the first four years of the obama administration. a nobel prize winning physicist. a brilliant guy. and the opening ante-dote of the story basically shows how the aid to president obama considered him literally a political aid yacht. and they wouldn't let him talk on the expertise about climate change. they were so concerned about how disruptive he would be. their messaging and i think that's the tensioning inherit in the conflict we're seeing playing out over health care right now. at the end of the piece we get in a little bit to the tremendous vail of kathleen who had several years of quiet service as a secretary of health and human services now under fire many calls for her to resign as a result of the botched rollout of obamacare. i think you have to look at what was the message she was getting from the white house as this website was being played out. was she empowered to do that. tom daschle was going to be the secretary of health and human services. glen reports in the piece, he was a can any washington operator. a former ma
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am EST
committing them to generate energy, but also a trip that shows the compassion of the u.s. we found when we were there and we arrived a week after the disaster as you stated earlier, iraq is cardinal mccarrick. the outpouring from the filipino people and that thanks to the united states is really overwhelming. anyplace that event, people came out of their way to think the united states for that commitment and support those provided at that time. i think that type of recognition really show some thing of the filipino people. it also is something the united states should be very, very proud of. i want to reflect as well because the comments here earlier about the type of response that occurred and just to quickly summarize the united states, the u.n. and the local organizations, putting the filipino government, really did an outstanding job as has been articulated before. from our point of view, it was a rapid response on the ground. we have a presence in the philippines of over 100 staff working with local society. the church organization. the people in the sites a day after the disaster occ
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
-span. >> coming up next to me hearing of the house energy and commerce subcommittee on the impact of the health care law on the medicare advantage broke ran. medicare beneficiaries have until december 7 to change their health plans part of their annual enrollment opportunity. this is about two and a half hours. [inaudible conversations] >> if you will take your cities, the subcommittee will come to order. the chair will recognize himself for an opening statement. the medicare advantage, in a program, an alternative to the original medicare fee-for-service, ffs program provides health care coverage to medicare beneficiaries through private health plans. offered by organizations under contract with the centers for medicare and medicaid services. cms. in a plans may offer additional benefits not provided under medicare ffs such as reduced cost-sharing for vision and dental coverage. they also generally have a high rate of satisfaction and satisfa approximately 20% of medicare28c beneficiaries have chosen toarpa pursue state andrt medicare mede advantage. the affordable care act, aca, as
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 12:00pm EST
group of businesses they are just having a bad year. or we can use the energy companies on the other end. i'm just going to postpone this paying income tax for a year. why? because i said so. or i will take this group and do something similar. rather than pay 38% of your just going to pay 20% for the next year. it seems to me that he has the authority to amend the taxes which the affordable healthcare tax is according to the supreme court what is to prevent him from just amending the any tax to his liking. mr. turley weigh in on this if you would. >> i have to agree first of all oon the remark about article on, as i said before it is true that they are all equal branches, but the framers spent most of their time on congress because it is something harder than the madisonian system. it's where the magic happens and that is to take those interests that the strike countries and turned them into a majoritarian compromise. when we get to the issue of taxes, that is one of the most divisive issues facing the country. so when someone comes before the congress and says i want my group to be excl
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 2:40pm EST
thickness and energy and subversive energy in those two spectrums in particular and certain other works, were some of the others are very interesting and important in their own way, that may be lacking density a richness that you do find in frederick douglass. so anyway. >> some texts are better than others. i am not [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] >> and however and dirt outside. the thing is kind of throw it out there and hope for the best. when i published a conviction back back in 81, price books back in. it's about 300 or 350, something like that. they can barely sell it to libraries. the price of the book as well. and yet, you have to publish a book. it's harder and harder to get reviews for university press books. even in scholarly journals, the whole thing is shifting, but part of it is the type on exchange of the digital revolution. so many people have academic laws and they publish online. is the day approaching when academic books only access? i'm not quite sure. what i do in my own books is to reach the online to people, maybe general readers, if you interested in
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am EST
we've also done a whole bunch of work in terms of energy investments. so there's a lot of things you could do with this patient capital in terms of really helping reinvention the infrastructure. >> we're going to go next to sean higgins and then david. >> one of the issues that's come up in the detroit bankruptcy is that cities are museum, its collection is to -- something advocated sound is off to cover the city's debt. i was wondering as an educated if you support that or oppose it? >> let me just say that the educators in the city have been under a different kind of emergency manager for a long time. it was done in a much more come it was done with a lot of conversation back and forth in terms of the educators and the city. and, frankly, frankly our members in detroit have hugely sacrificed in the last two contracts in terms of taking pay cuts and other things, amounting to roughly about 10%. and they've actually not missed a beat and the city's school system working with the educators now, there's been a lot of problems but this new emergency manager has been working with the edu
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm EST
act to streamline and insure onshore energy permitting, provide for onshore leasing certainty and provide certainty to oil asia -- oil shale development and so forth and for other purposes. an act to regulate state's authority to recognize gas operations and promote energy security, development and job creation. mr. reid: mr. president, i would object to any further proceedings with respect to these two bills en bloc. the presiding officer: objections having been heard, the bills will be placed on the calendar. mr. reid: mr. president, welcome back. i hope that you and staff and all the other senators had a wonderful thanksgiving. it was very good thanksgiving for us. we had all of our children and all of our grandchildren except one. she had to work. she lives in new york now. mr. president, this week the united states begins a short two-week work period, and i hope it's only two weeks. but it could lead over into over the weekend before christmas. i know that i come to this floor and say a lot of times we're going to have to work weekends, but, mr. president, we may really have
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm EST
is to put a lot of energy into patch, which i think was good for the country. i've had more newspaper people stop me to say the patches around the city are made up of local newspaper and invest in journalism because they are afraid that you were going to get more aggressive and i'm not talking about small because the bigger companies did that so i think patch helped fuel the local community information and the fact that journalism matters in local communities and people shouldn't be investing in it. when we talked to julius jankowski i don't know whether you'vyou read his interview bute had commissioned a study and what he found was consistent with what tim said, the problems you can offer on the local side. can you talk a little bit about that, you cursed him talk about patch from a newspaper perspective. is it as bad as the study suggests? the numbers suggest that the top 200 that true areas have the toughest times and when it is smaller than that it is actually stronger. so 200 is a big number. it's very difficult to cover with companies covered in the past given the pressures on t
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00am EST
post-indian point new york. i am sure we have to make sure we have sufficiently reliable safe energy to replace the facility because when some of us said that it should be closed, people came back with what are you going to do to replace it so i believe the line provides a portion of that energy and i would like to hear from any of you regarding the status of the project. >> thank you mr. congressman. i delete about a year ago in the past year they issued an order in proving the market-based rates further lie in that order no one sought a rehearing of the orders of its final so we did the rates making and i believe the siding of the wine is being done in new york state so i don't think we have anything open on the line right now but we got out the order that they needed for the rate. >> congressman, i think it points to the fact that the transmission is such a good technology because it can solve a multitude of challenges going forward. so again, i want to stay positive on the need for more transmission investment. this has regional benefits to implement in the country. >> i think to ec
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 1:30am EST
open our own energy supplies. not only creating jobs, but the revenue to the federal and state governments to deal with the debt could be extraordinary. this includes good ways to solve medicare and medicaid problems. but we could offer better and less expensive solutions to younger workers who choose a 401k style plan in the second rather than stay on the same plan that they have. not many young americans even believe that they will get something from social security and that they were actually offered real savings and i think a lot of them would choose this. there are other ideas that don't cost the taxpayer money that are good solutions and we have a chapter on us. now or never talks about picking candidates and doing it in a way that is better than what we do now and it's not about just giving a big old speech. but it's about people who have the character and the confidence and encourage to lead the most complicated and largest organization in the world and we don't discount skills and capabilities and management. when we are picking a president of the united states, this i
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
. i am a disabled veteran with traumatic brain energy -- injury and loss of cognitive function. one point is unequal treatment under the law. when i lost my disability insurance, we're limited to like two years whereas some of them as cancer or parkinson's or something like that, he goes on for the rest of their life. we are caught up -- cut off automatically at two years. i have a good psychiatrist. i have an neuropsychiatrist. i have a urologist. all of these guys. seen that these people work together as an integrated team even though they are working on the same bodily organ, our brain, the most complex organ in our body. guest: thanks for calling. those are both critical points. i wish we had the whole 30 minutes to cover both of them. then the focus on the latter point about the integration of care. you're absolutely right. i mean, one of the problems we have here is that we have disciplined smoke all of which are looking at problems from the at thisan that come with very different training, different language, different treatment approaches. imagine for a moment if we had two
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 10:05pm EST
things and energy. they are inventing things and transportation. they are inventing things and learning. they are inventing things going into space. they are be more effective and you go around and you say, show me the things that are most interesting that are happening right here in california. google has a self driving car which is covered over 600,000 miles, and given the way we came down from i'm not sure how many hours that we took. [laughter] >> and 600,000 miles it has been in one accident, rear ended by a human. [laughter] >> this is the beginning of a different world. i was in curia, illinois, a few months ago on a whim by caterpillar nine stood next to what is taught that they build, which is a 40-ton truck. twenty-four of them are self driving trucks which are saving a million dollars per year per truck because it goes down and gets the loving jobs material off and goes 24/7 minus the maintenance and filling up with the diesel fuel. the army is actually working with the manufacturer to design as that would be self driving. because then if you have a roadside bomb come on, no
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:45pm EST
people and there is tremendous centralized decision-making. you can imagine that the minister of energy brings in revenues and the prime minister who also happened to be in charge of the investment authorities is the guy who invests the funds that are brought in. also, it is her foundation that is in charge of culture activities and universities like georgetown and texas a&m and others to come. she also oversees cultural activities as well. and then you have h
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 2:30pm EST
development through cooperation you if africa can devote owl of her energies and resources to their reconstruction, then it is not least because the american people identified with and lent their support to the struggle to end apartheid, including critically through action by this congress." mr. president, i remember that battle. i remember that debate. i was brand 234u t new to the u. house of representatives, just a few years in service. the debate came up ace up as tor the would impose sanctions on the racist apartheid government of south africa. i said on the floor beginsed that we should do though and listens to the critics of that posms many of them came came to the floor and sated things which i couldn't believe. they characterized nelson mandela as nothing more than a communist who should never be trusted to lead that country. i thought to myself, he might have had a flirtation with communism at some point in his life, but this man is speaking to basic principles that are consistent with america's values and principles. you know, i found it interesting last week, after nelso
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. he has a lot of energy, and instead of giving him a basketball or football, we give them ritalin. we ge give them adderall. we drug them. what a medical condition known as boilers. think about obesity. 40 years ago, about one out of every 20 teenagers was obese. now it's one out of every five. we have an obesity problem in this country. to me, football traditionally has been the way ticket the class fatso off the couch and into cliques. because of the advantages of the game. other sports makes those dissidents. football makes that an adventure i know a lot of people think you bulk up for football. made at the college and pro level but most people play football at the youth level where there are generally weight limits to football could be a tool against, the fight against obesity. obesity is the biggest public health concern for young people in this country today. there are some people that think they can -- we are increasingly becoming an obese, fat nation. in sports we should be encouraging sports, we shouldn't be encouraging slobs the the biggest crisis facing american boys to
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having to deal with the degenerating amount of energy that is being put into a useful effect. and part of the argument is larger and larger parts of the defense budget are actually devoted to things that are not really related to very much to national defense. though of course national defense is all over the talking points that are used to defend the programs and any number of locations. so actually use all this but right after 9/11, where actually throughout the 1990s, the defense establishment has become less and less relevant to the way that the world was changing. and then after 9/11, huge adjustments have been made. these were mostly on top with marginal additional increases in spending on top of the fixed base to develop new capabilities to basically on an ad hoc way of the old capabilities that now have in turn also become a part of the fixed base and are now being cut in these inefficient ways that michele properly decries. so you have a phenomena of entropy that i get into in the paper. but i also make a conceptual argument in the paper about how one could orient defense strateg
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intelligence and energy, there wasn't anything that couldn't get done. [laughter] which is to say we got a whole lot done. and to be with evan bayh, somebody who i've admired enormously over the years, and i've often said, one of the reasons i got involved in public service was because of the model of pure public service that he provided while he was a very young governor of the state beginning. listen, i'm going to just take a moment to give you a couple of reflections on no labels and why i am involved. and it was great to hear from joe manchin. joe and i were elected governors together. he a democrat, i a republican. we used to call each other and share ideas on tax reform, on education reform, on getting things done. we loved the environment in which you could actually achieve results. that's the great thing about being a governor. and i look at so many members of the utah state legislature who are here, and with each one of the i can tell you stories about how we able to get things done and there can do attitude. just remarkable. joe then went on to the senate and became terribly frus
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stewardship of the resources the u.s. is committing and generate energy but the kind of trip that shows the compassion of the u.s. and we found when we were there and we arrived a week after the disaster as you stated earlier, the outpouring from the filipino people and thanks to the united states was overwhelming. any place we went people came out to thank the united states for that commitment and support that was provided at the time and i think that recognition really shows something of the filipino people but also is something the united states should be very proud of. i want to reflect as well, the comments here earlier about the type of response that occurred, to quickly summarize i think the united states, the un, the local organizations and a filipino government really did an outstanding job as articulated before. from our point of view it was the rapid response on the ground. we have a presence of 100 staff working with local civil society, the church organization, we have people in these sites a day after the disaster occurred and the response was immediate. i would also
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energy on retaining the world-class professionals who we depend on every day. to fulfill our mission and keep this country safe. my expectation is that the changes we make will empower our people by reducing layers of bureaucracy, and making our organization more adaptable, accountable, and agile. i know this is been a trying period for all dod personnel and their families in the wake of sequestration, furloughs, and a government shutdown. through it all i workforce has remained focused and dedicated, and i know that they will remain just as focused as we work to put our organization on a strong path for the future. thank you. demo dempsey. >> thanks, mr. secretary. just to highlight what the secretary said about, there's some things we have done whether or not we are faced with the budget control act and this thing called sequestration but before you mentioned worth noting again, those are the size of our headquarters. so just as he directed the office of the second of defense to make these changes, so will the joint staff, the combatant commanders, the service chiefs, as well as to
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focus new energy and on retaining the world-class professionals who we depend on every day to fulfill our mission and keep this script -- country safe. my expectation is the changes we make will empower people by reducing layers of bureaucracy and making our organization more adaptable, accountable and agile. i know this is minute trying period for all dod personnel and their families in the wake of sequestration, furloughs and the government shutdown. through it all our workforce has remained focused and dedicated and i know that they will remain just as focused as we were to put our organization on a strong path for the future. thank you. general dempsey. >> thank you mr. secretary. i would like to highlight what the secretary said. there are some things we would have done whether or not we were faced with a budget control act in this thing called sequestration. those are the size of our headquarters so just as he has directed the office of the secretary of defense to make changes so too will the joint staff combatant commanders and the service chiefs and the three headquart
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land. our administrative office spends a lot of time on it. it takes a lot of our energy >> i have been flooded with questions and pro calls from my clients there is a lot of confusion if they have to provide health insurance a and when will live be mandated? i have not tracked the time specifically but it is a burden on my practice to audiences of questions that are out there. >> those are all bored by your business in you do not make money. thank you for your testimony >> we do have time for another question but we will call-up the congresswoman. >> thank you for holding the hearing. with the thought that we did hear some unintended consequences that we have the belief that friends of the other side would like to work on fixing some of these problems. i get frustrated in these hearings because the main purpose is to have more bad stuff to talk about. i would love for this committee to actually work on some fixes a and we even heard of compromises that could make a better. but that will law have been. we don't have partners of the other side who want to impact business or doesn't
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international atomic energy agency will be able to visit the key facilities every day which is usually once every week or two weeks. they will be going to facilities that haven't had access to before. plan workshops were the iranians due centrifuges. iranian minds, it's important to get uranium ore from the beginning. it's very well verified and in exchange for that there are sanctions easing measures. that is the principle reason iran is interested in negotiations to get relief from the sanctions that are having a crippling effect on their economy and by estimates of the administration the sanctioning steps will be a word that most about $7 billion for a six-month period but that compares to roughly $30 billion during the six-month period that they will lose in oil revenues compared to the six-month period before this oil sanctions were proposed. i've seen estimates of total sanctions bill for iran is about $100 billion a year and so up to $7 billion is very small. so i think they are getting a freeze on iran's program for very little. they are also getting a slight role that. if you'
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latin america. of course, china is always very interested in latin america's energy resources, in our water, in our biodiversity, and if they want to invest, latin america will welcome it. so be it. >> thank you. we are almost out of time, but before asking one last question, a couple housekeeping matters. we have our upcoming speakers. december 10, we have the honorable anna parker, mayor of houston, texas, dan acerson, chairman and ceo of general motors, and on december 19th, skaggs, bluegrass ledge. second, i want to present the guest with a press club coffee mug to be filled with colombia coffee. [laughter] >> thank you. >> thank you. [applause] and -- [applause] and for the time question, you mentioned the property pegs, 5 enthe u.s. team is looking for a change. how do you see the prospects in the world cup? >> well, i told president obama this morning that i wish our teams not meet in the first round because it would be very disrespectful to eliminate the u.s. soccer. [laughter] diplomatic, thank you. thank you, of course, for coming today, and i thank the national press cl
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few minutes of this event to go live now to the house energy and commerce subcommittee, hearing on health and the impact of the health care law on medicaid advantage programs. medicare beneficiaries have until december 7 to change the health plan as a part of the annual enrollment opportunity. a committee chair is congressman joe pitt. .. a high rate of satisfaction, and approximately 28% of medicare beneficiaries have chosen to participate in medicare advantage. the affordable care act, aca has noted in a july 4, 2012 congress shall budget office report cut $716 billion from medicare, including 308 billion from medicare advantage of load. in april of 2010, the medicare act projected that these payment cuts would result in an enrollment decrease in the program in as much as 50%. the aca also required cms effective january 1, 2012, to provide quality bonus payments to the plans that achieve four, 4.5 and five stars on a five-star quality rating system developed by cms. rather than implemented a bonus structure lead out in the law which would have led to these cuts going into effect
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a great deal of energy with respect to where they send people after an inpatient admission. so i think it's -- there are many factors driving how hospitals are behaving with respect to the readmissions program. and i don't know that i can isolate this particular rule. we will have to wait and see what happens. but it's something to watch in the future. >> i agree that the data that has been analyzed on the increasing length of observation really precedes the application of the hospital of readmissions policy and i want to reiterate again that the two midnights is to address the long state stays in the hospital receiving observation services really to assist the hospital and physician taking care of the patient in the hospital outpatient department. if they can't make that determination within two midnights but the patient continues to need a hospital level of care that physician earlier had mentioned then that is a critical piece of information. if the patient can't be treated anywhere other than a hospital, they need two midnights apostolate care of a physician can safely admit
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they are high spirited. and what the school needs to do is channel that energy and imagination and the risk-taking and to engage that. i'm afraid in too many schools that there are -- they are replacing a challenging this with medication. and i think that the parents should get a second or third opinion before you put your child on the drug. there could be boys who need it. i don't want to be dead set against it or anything. and there are children who need it. but even the majority of psychiatrists agree that it is overprescribed and one psychologist recently wrote that if you want to reduce the amount of ritalin, offer more recess. because it's known that kids can find is not good for girls and undermine their effectiveness in the classroom and it is especially bad for boys. it's bad and i think that this kind of epidemic of the prescriptions is a symptom. >> host: have 15 minutes left with our guest christina hoff sommers. please go ahead. >> caller: it's great to have her on the program. let me also say, and i know you've had a lot of families, are you there? >> host: we are listeni
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influence, largely because of the posture on the supply of energy and especially so to europe. it is now coming to a rapid end. russia's hope for the economic success is part of the chinese being willing to buy all of the energy that the russians had to offer and americans have position to this respect. and this includes the influence of economics and technology. i think that what you have raised is the ultimate challenge is and this is increasingly imperialistic and i think that it has been traditionally overestimated, and now i fully agree with the situation on the international market not because of the middle east but because of shale gas revolution and and it prevents some from coming to the european market. and second, they have different reasons. and all those calculations and interesting schemes, it is extremely exciting. and as for russia, yes, i agree and i can argue about the relationship and it is so interesting, but that is absolutely true and the perspective for the economic development is much more east oriented now, not necessarily china, but eurasia and asia at large
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risk fewer americans on the battlefield. but these things are coming down the road. on energy, of course, with the breakthrough in hydraulic temporarying and in horizontal drilling, you take a place like north dakota which went from 800 million barrels of reserve in 2002 to over 24 billion today and rising. north dakota has such a high employment rate, wages have gone up 50% in the last eight years. and mcdonald's now pays a bonus if you will sign up to work. now, that actually should be the conservative answer to income inequality. we would like everybody to rise up. we're not in the business of tearing down. but we should be in the business of helping every person rise up. and north dakota's a pretty good case study. and if the federal government were actually encouraging it, we would be astonished how many additional jobs you'd be creating right now. we will, we are this year the largest gas producer in the world, by 2015 we'll be the largest oil producer in the world. that's an enormous shift of power away from russia and the middle east, and it increases our national security
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busy guy, right? i would want to thank don begin for his leadership and his energy and all he is doing to really promote microenterprise and build the field and build opportunities are americans to create jobs. so let's thank don again. [applause] >> and now it's my pleasure to quickly introduce our panel. have a really terrific panel for you again. we do have materials for you so i'm just going to try to quickly help you match names and faces in case you don't know everybody. next to me is my colleague joyce klein, who is our director of the field program at the aspen institute, and she will be moderating our panel today. and to her right, your left, if i'm getting this correct, is elaine edgcomb who was the leader in the field for many years and is now our advisor and where happy to have you back with us today. next we have ida rademacher. were happy to have her back with us today. she is chief program officer for economic development. next, elizabeth kregor, director and clinic on entrepreneurship and lecturer on law at the university of chicago. and next we have connie evans
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